Kalahari Craft Beer is born out of Upington in the Northern Cape, the last large town before you reach the expansive and mystical Kalahari.
Renier Baard and his Father also Renier decided in 2016 to bring a brewery to Upington, because they wanted to bring something new and fresh to the people in the area, and tourists making their way to the Kalahari through Upington. Renier initially started with wine, but soon shifted to brewing beer in 2015. Renier says “I find beer far more interesting than wine, the amount of different beers to explore and brew without seasonal boundries.”
They decided on the name Kalahari Craft Beer, because the Kalahari’s name itself means “The Great Thirst”, and there is nothing better than beer to quench one’s thirst.